I was trying to highlight certain periods during a day by putting a semi-transparent patch in the background of the plot, and noticed that adjusting the FaceAlpha property in the patch from '1' changes the whole plot. Specifically I noticed that the edges of the patch no longer matching the specified edges in the patch command, also the colors of other lines are changed.
Anyone know why this is, or what to do to fix it.
Here's an example:
>> x = datenum(now-1):1/1440:now;
>> y = sin(x*10);
>> patch([now-.75 now-.25 now-.25 now-.75],[.4 .4 .6 .6],'r')
>> chil = get(gca,'Children');
Produces a sinusodal plot with a small red patch.
Causes the line to become very digitized
Returns it to normal.